5 days in Arizona Itinerary

5 days in Arizona Itinerary

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5 days in Arizona Itinerary

Tucson
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tucson

2
days
Tucson

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum and then take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at DeGrazia Gallery In the Sun and then see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Tucson. In May in Tucson, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Tucson

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Titan Missile Museum
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Titan Missile Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

1
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Prescott

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Sharlot Hall Museum, steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Whiskey Row.

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Getting from Tucson to Prescott by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, Prescott is little chillier than Tucson - with highs of 77°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Prescott

Sightseeing Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sharlot Hall Museum

2
days
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, then explore the ancient world of Tuzigoot National Monument, and then delve into the distant past at Palatki Ruins. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broken Arrow Trail, stop by Kachina House, and then hike along Doe Mountain Trail.

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Traveling by car from Prescott to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Prescott in May since evenings lows in Sedona dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Sightseeing Parks Trails

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Tuzigoot National Monument, Historic Old Town Cottonwood
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Tuzigoot National Monument
Kachina House
Broken Arrow Trail